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ago, president obama arrived in florida, miami. here he is. miami to be precise. mitt romney got there yesterday. he is still in florida today. and you've heard us say it before. when you look at the map of the 50 states florida with the 29 electoral votes is crucial to romney's hopes for election. look at the numbers here. florida, 29 electoral votes. today, the poll shows the president leading romney in florida by 5 percentage points. this is a fox news poll. this same poll shows a seven-point obama lead in virginia. that is as you know another huge electoral state that's being considered a toss-up this year and may be right now looks like tipping toward the president. also this, perhaps is the biggest news of all. president obama with the seven-point lead in ohio. cnn's peter hamby with me live in washington. let's start with that. ohio. because, you know, we say it and again. how key, you know, florida is to romney but ohio's right up there, too. the poll in ohio, how ominous is it for mitt romney? >> well, nbc had a similar poll a couple of weeks ago or a week ago, rather, t
. the new obama ads may derail those plans. >>> why is bill clinton challenging wal-mart to build a store in libya? >>> high temperatures today. mainly 80s inland, 70s around but 80s most dominant you don't see many 90s if any today a little cooler than yesterday many low to mid 70s seattle and portland. 60s great lakes to the northeast. 70s atlanta, 101 phoenix. major airports across the lower 48 all have green, no organized area of severe weather. scattered thunderstorms through the mountains here. check out our flight tracker, abc7news.com. >>> 4:48. on the presidential campaign trail today mitt romney heads to battleground states ready to talk specifics. president obama will be courting female viewers with appearance on "the view." watch it here at 10. the president will show his international profile at the united nations. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is also heading there for tomorrow's general assembly gathering with 100 other world leaders. the u.s. presidential vase heating up with more ads. -- race is heating up with more ads. >> reporter: mitt romney continues his batt
the world's oil passes through. >>> meanwhile, president obama prepares to speak. coming up, what the president is saying about efforts to keep iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >>> time is now 7:06. computer experts reportedly have found a way to get a free ride. an analyst discovered he could use his lap top computer to read the data on muni's paper limited use cards and then reset them. then, he created an app that would allow his smart phone to do the same thing. now, he says he is not releasing that app to the public. instead, he notified muni to the problem and reportedly they are going to fix it. >>> coming up at 7:07, i want to check in with value on what is happening on i -- sa l on what's happening on i-4. >> reporter: looking a lot more normal today. traffic is moving along pretty well as you drive out to the willow pass grade. also, this morning's commute is not all that bad. that have traffic moves pretty well. there is a slow down but it is only about 15 to 20 minutes which is very typical. we have had some slow traffic this morning. i think we do have the maps the
it's a sad and precautionary tale about gun safety. >>> president obama's united nations address began with a tribute to chris stevens. mr. obama called on the world leaders to join him in condemning the violence that killed stevens and three american staffers in the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the president then explained to world leaders why the u.s. cannot ban a youtube clip blamed for much of the violence in the middle east. the clip insults t s ths the pr muhammad. >> as president of our country and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and i will always defend their right to do so. >>. [ applause ] >> president obama said there is no speech that justifies mindless violence and promised stevens' killers will be brought to justice. the president also discussed hope that concerns over iran's nuclear programs can be addressed through diplomacy. >>> from heartache to hope, it's a bittersweet day for a peninsula family whose loss of a child could help save the lives of others. doug and linda studebaker spoke a
may cost president obama. and politically looking at this sort of locked up place for him in a foreign policy debate. ben stein coming out yesterday saying he thinks this whole scandal could be worse than watergate because at the end of it people died. take a listen. >> they had warning after warning. yesterday's "wall street journal" makes it extremely clear how much warning they had. various assassination attempts. destruction of property attempts reports from various intelligence sources. they did nothing to protect the ambassador whatsoever. that's one. plus, there was the coverup afterwards. how much worse than the watergate coverup? that's a joke. >> that echoed comments made by governor huckabee. he said essentially the same thing that this does resemble the coverup at watergate in this case someone died. >> governor huckabee is going to be on with us so we can talk about that have you seen enough of all of this in the media? in fact if you have been watching fox news we have been talking about it every single day. if you happened to watch "the today show" this past week or good
. thanks for being with good morning, it's saturday, september 29th. i'm alisyn camerota. the obama administration withheld crucial information about the u.s. consulate attack on purpose. one government agency is taking responsibility is this just the white house trying to cover up the coverup. >> for get state and federal taxes. if the united nations gets its way the united states tax me g.e.d.en could go global. >> just how friendly are our skies? "fox & friends" begins right now. snet ♪ >> good saturday morning, everyone. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this early fall morning. coming up in just about a half an hour we are going to talk about whether or not spanking should be considered a form of child abuse. one state is actually moving, perhaps, to make it that way. you could be locked up as a result of it. >> looking forward to that debate. we will answer that question. which one of us three is the funniest reporter in new york? we'll not give you any clues. >> no clues. >> i said no -- >> more on that later on in the program. >> meanwhile the top story, the news that has c
and that this attack was by a small and savage group of individuals. we remind you that president obama will comment at the white house less than an hour from now. we will also bring you that statement live. this has been a cbs news special report. i'm norah o'donnell along with charlie rose in new york. for those of you in the west, our coverage of this breaking news story continues. >>> good morning. to our viewers in the west, it is wednesday, september 12th, 2012. welcome to ""cbs this morning." the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. we'll have complete coverage from the middle east to washington. >>> the white house denies the president is snubbing israel's prime minister before the election. >>> in studio 57 this morning, bob woodward. what to expect from apple's iphone announcement today. >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. >> four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador after an attack in benghazi. >> storming the consulate under the cover of d
to helping the libyan people reach for a better future. obama's it is strongly condemned the attacks and this just in. libya's interim president apologizing to the u.s. for the attack and the state department will have a news conference at 630 our time will be that as soon as we get to it. >>> to members of the diplomatic many people are expressing their condolences for him. you went to college with him >>> i did we were living together in the same house for the for three years. he had a quiet confidence about himself a little bit of sarcasm a brilliant guy we all knew that you is just going to do some great things he had a wonderful smile and a good human being and it's very sad news. i had lunch with two of his best friends one actor chicago and another attorney in the city were talking about how the guys of done well from our house and he was number one he was in libya during the coup very sharp cry of very sad day. >>> we spoke with wayne wade said he hasn't changed since college >>> you worked with the ambassador before his final post in libya and years we had to say about c
obama addresses the united nations and has harsh words for one nation in particular. >> as usual, iran, the elephant in the room in that one. >>> plus also this morning, an emotional reunion. a woman who was nearly killed by an out-of-control car. look at the tape. the police officer who literally saved her life. they have been reunited. an incredible story. she is very lucky to be alive. look at that. how close that was. how tragic that could have been. >>> her life was changed. but her dreams remain. a paralyzed woman's vow to walk down the aisle for her wedding day. >> little bit of inspiration on a wednesday morning. great story. >>> first, we have been talking and the country talking about this suns mince monday night. the pressure to do something about the replacement refs. it all picked up steam after this call monday night giving seattle the highly doubtful, questionable, illegitimate victory. >> see one waving it off. one saying touchdown. now even the presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue. abc's karen travers joining us this morning with the very latest. hi, ka
. after moammar gaddafi. president barack obama is paying tribute to bay area native ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in the assault on the u.s. compound in libya, calling them patriots who served america's ideals -- and laid down their lives for others. ambassador chris stevens, 52, had close ties to the bay area. he graduated from piedmont high school in the east bay, cal-berkeley and the u.c. hastings law school in san francisco. all three men died on the anniversary of 911. let us take a look at the san mateo bridge the lanes are back open. at 7:00 a.m. caltran it was doing construction overnight. in the month of october they were scheduled close the san mateo bridge. they will keep replacing bridge decks and even cracks were found during a routine inspection about two years ago. the wind not helping with battling wildfires near a famous art museum. 7:25 protesters around the world from an anti-islamic film that was made in southern california what the global company is saying. 7:45 richard gere we are looking at what is showing at the box office. >> decision 2012
popped up online. obama campaign pounced now the romney team is trying to manage the fallout this morning the romney campaign is scrambling to explain a secretly recorded tape where romney tells wealthy donors nearly half of all americans see themselves as victims. a magazine posted clips of what they say is romney talking at a fundraiser in may. in one of the clips the candidate says there is a number of americans who will vote for president obama, no matter what. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for president obama. >> reporter: in another clip romney talks about voters who do not pay income taxes. >> reporter: the obama campaign seized on the comments. . >> reporter: at a press conference last night romney tried to explain. >> it is not elegantly stated. of course, individuals are going to take responsibility for their life and my campaign is about helping people take more responsibility and becoming employed again. >> reporter: mitt romney says he hopes that all of his remarks from that event would be released. mother jones says the person who shot the video does not work
on "world news now" -- confronting the anger against america. president obama uses the world stage to talk about recent uprisings in the muslim world. >> his address to the u.n. general assembly includes a passionate defense of free speech. it's wednesday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm paula faris on this hump day. >> that's right. midweek. here we go. good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the president's speech, including his powerful trib but to murdered ambassador chris stevens coming up in just a second. >>> also in this half hour, officially fed up. football fans are still fuming over that botched call by the replacement refs. so many people are venting on our facebook page. we're going to share a few of the juicy one s coming up in just a second. everybody is talking about the end of that monday night game. >> a fair call for those who live in seattle. outside of seattle, botched call. >> indeed. man. >>> forget living large. in san francisco, go small or go home. we'll give you
state where new polls show they're trailing president obama. they will focus on how they plan to handle the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending if they're elected to office. meantime, ann romney doing her part as well appearing on the tonight show with jay leno where she reflected on the possibility of her husband becoming the first mormon at the white house. >> on a serious note, talk about the significance if he gets elected being the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that means to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope that if mitt were elected we would see more of the same. >> she also talked about how much she and her husband love shopping at costco, saying she recently picked up an $18, three pack of kirkland dress shirts he wears "all the time." who doesn't love shopping at costco? you need two things and get a cartful. >> the romneys at costco, indeed. her first time being on the late night talk show like that. it was good. getting into the nitty-gritty. they want to again, the human facto
this morning that president obama and secretary of state clinton will hold a news conference or at least will speak in a few minutes from washington we'll bring that to you live. for the first time since 1979 a u.s. ambassador has been killed obvious cease, this time he's a bay area native. katie marzullo -- killed overseas, this time he's a bay area native. >> reporter: i have video of ambassador chris stevens in an introduction video when he became ambassador in may of this year. i'm going to lay that in just a second. first i'll explain whats what happened overnight. members of a radical islamic group stormed the u.s. embassy in -- >> growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as a piece corp volunteer. i worked as an -- as a peace corps volunteer. i worked in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. >> reporter: that was the online video on youtube that you heard. stevens we've learned this morning, 50-years-old, he went to piedmont high, uc
was later pronounced dead. >>> in the race for the white house, president obama goes to ohio today while governor mitt romney travels to los angeles. bill plante reports, the middle east protests are shifting the conversation on the campaign trail. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. good morning in the west. mitt romney goes after the hispanic vote today. he's got a speech in los angeles just a little over an hour from now. and now that the president is leading in most polls, the romney campaign is looking for new avenues of attack against the president. and the unrest overseas has provided one such opportunity. president obama faced a barrage of criticism sunday from republicans charging that his leadership on foreign policy is weak and ineffectual. >> president obama's policy has been confusing. it's been apologetic. and it's been misguided. >> there's no question but that we're weaker than we were when barack obama took office. >> reporter: mitt romney's campaign has long argued that the president's policies have made the united states weaker throughout the world. despite public
that shirt. it's disgusting. >> so stupid at this point he needs a spotter to place -- >> president obama personally copy edited bill clinton's speech last week from the dnc in charlotte. >> biggest change was that obama had clinton use the phrase americans instead of all you had clinton use the phrase americans instead of all you fine honeys. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." violent american protests >>> violent american protests have spread two days after the american aambassador to libya and three of his staff were killed. this morning, target is the american interests in yemen capital. weapons in the air chanting death to america stormed the embassy compound. yemeni officials in the u.s. say no casualties have been reported. >> meanwhile, protests are escalating today in other cities at the u.s. embassy in cairo. egyptian police are using tear gas to drive away demonstrators. holly williams is in cairo. holly, good morning. >> good morning. while some of the protests here, protesters here in cairo, chi hoe seemed to have stayed on the streets all night. the
minutes, president obama will comment on the attacks that killed the four americans in libya. as i mentioned, chris stevens, a bay area native, is among the dead. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live from uc berkeley and has been talking to a former colleague of stevens. alex, what did he have to say? >> reporter: well, the former colleague said one of the best and brightest at the state department. he grew up here in northern california. went to college here at uc berkeley. he also got his law degree from uc hastings law in san francisco. according to the white house, all were killed in the attack on the us consulate in bengmazi. it was an angry group shooting employees and setting the group on fire. this group was angry about a viral video made by a man from southern california and that group thinks that video mocs their muhammed prophet. chris stevens had been working as a diplomat to libya since 2007 and this morning, i talked to one of his former colleagues at the state department. >> chris went to libya when things were far more unsettled than they are now before gadhafi -- befo
just apologize to president obama and ordered an investigation. live pictures from cairo this morning. clashes there became violent again 24 hours after protesters scaled the u.s. embassy walls. some demonstrators threw rocks and witnesses saw protesters carrying bombs. this morning the egyptian president says the egyptian people reject such " unlawful acts ". the white house has been working overnight to step up security at u.s. missions around the world. this after the ambassador and three other americans were killed. the impact of the violent protest is not escaping politics. mitt romney called it disgraceful that the u.s. embassy in cairo expressed regret that the american made film in salted muslims. >> having that embassy reiterate a statement affectively apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for the a ministration >> the ann romney tends to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later >> you think he was irresponsible? >> i will let the american people judge that >> two warships have been moved to the libyan coast. president obama promises the u.s. wi
and that is exactly what happened today. how did you ever since to to streets burning president obama's effigy of the cbs reporter shows that the american symbols in the middle east of the prime targets >>> there's no doubt this is genuine fury. a protestors the u.s. embassy even tore down the stars and stripes and which the fundamentalist fundamentalist flag carrier across the muslim world the anchor is fuelled a destructive frenzy this week carried a winter snow and see the pops one for american symbols. in tripoli in lebanon poughkeepsie and a hardee's restaurant was torched. and a highly respected school was overrun and looted. but really it was a clumsy u.s.-made film that cost all of this? in fact the editor of egypt's newspaper the real roots lie much deeper. >>> i think american foreign policy for a long long time. it was doing a lot of harm >>> america long supported the rights of despised present was toppled by a popular uprising just last year. we're speaking about a long history of mistrust and defined this way whatever the reason is >>> especially in poor muslim countries were at
, biden talked about social security, medicare, and president obama's plan to end the war in afghanistan. >>> early voting is under way in virginia. the state allows certain voters to begin casting ballots as early as 45 days ahead of an election. volunteers from both the obama and romney camps have been canvassing neighborhoods hoping to attract those early voters. >>> in his weekly internet address, president obama blasted republicans in congress for blasting a vote to help homeowners refinance their mortgages. >> but republicans in congress work to keep it from even getting to a vote. and here we are seven months later still waiting on congress to act. >> mr. obama says the plan would save many homeowners on average $3,000 a year on their mortgages. >>> governor jerry brown today said he had vetoed a bill that would have banned disrupting cell phone service without a court order. the bill was authored in the wake of a decision by b.a.r.t. last year to cut cell phone service in an effort to disrupt a planned protest. brown says that the bill could quote divert attention away from a tru
.c. to be there when his body is returned. >>> president obama has ordered warships to head to the lib bea yun coast to protect american interests as the controversial film made by a southern california man -- libyan coast to protect american interests as the controversial film made by a southern california man is creating issues, and in baghdad, demonstrators burned the u.s. flag and called the video an insult to the prophet muhammad. [chanting] >> and in yemen, friday testers scaled the -- protesters scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy today. it's unclear if the personnel had been -- american personnel had been rejected. >> to me, to us personally, this video is discussing and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply sin new kell purpose to denigrate -- cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion and promote rage. but as i said yesterday, there's no justification, none at all. for responding to this video with violence. >> reporter: secretary crin ton says the white house is taking steps to stop the latest protest in yemen from becoming a deadly threat to americans there. the afghan governmen
of stevens' parents. they will be flying to washington, d.c. tomorrow. >>> president obama is vowing that justice will be done in the aftermath of the deadly attack in benghazi. as emily reports, the events of the day triggered not only condemnation, but a political row. >> reporter: there was a range of statements, from symbolic to severe. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: the sentiment crossed party lines. >> i join my colleagues in strongly condemning the murder of these innocent americans. >> reporter: ambassador stevens was killed in a rocket attack at the u.s. consulate on tuesday, the same day that the u.s. embassy in egypt was attacked. libya said the crowd was angered by an online movie considered offensive to islam. >> we apologize to the u.s. and to the american people and to the government and also to the rest of the world for what happened yesterday. >> reporter: president obama says the attack will not break the bonds between the u.s. and libya, though he underscored the seriousness of the situation. >
with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> president obama condemns the attack on the u.s. emery in libya and promises justice for the four americans -- four americans killed, including the ambassador who grew up in the east bay. >>> ambassador stevens and three others were killed when a mob attacked the united states consulate in benghazi. stevens was raised in piedmont. >>> ambassador stevens' body and those of the other victims will be on their way to a u.s. military base in germany before heading home. a marine anti-terrorist team is on the ground providing security. the ambassador is again many that means here and in washington there's mourning. >> as an lamb an -- as-salaam alaikum. my name is chris stevens. >> the piedmont native spent most of his diplomatic career in the arab world with two tours in libya before he was appointed in may. five months after getting the job his life came to a violent and chaotic end when protesters stormed the embassy in benghazi. >> we condemn in the strongest terms, this senseless act of violence. we send our pr
christopher stevens. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton are calling it an act of senseless violence. >> video from last night shows the scene with the compound and several vehicles in flames. stevens was leaving the consulate as it was stormed by protesters as they were upset over the video of prophet muhammad. stevens was named ambassador to libya this year. both president obama and hillary clinton praised his efforts to help the new libyan government. >> at the height of the libyan revolution, chris led our diplomatic post in benghazi with skill, courage and resolve. he built partnerships. >> i risked his life to stop a tyrant and gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevens'. >> libya's interim government has condemned the attack. >> marla, as we mentioned, the death of stevens has hit close to home in the bay area. >> he was a graduate of piedmont high school and u.c. berkeley. we have christie smith live from cal with more on his life and service. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. shock and outrage. that is
individuals to hurt the religious feelings of others. mitt romney pounce the. it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks, the gop presidential candidate said in a statement late tuesday. the obama campaign fired back saying it was shocked that following the deadly protests, quote, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. >> sarah palin! >> even sarah palin joined the fray, paraphrasing a line often used to mock her. >> and can i see russia from my house. >> as a way to slam the white house. >> reporter: apparently president obama can't see egypt and libya from his house, she tweeted. a couple of things. that cairo statement by the embassy there was never approved by the state department or the white house. that said, can i tell you here, matt, officials here are just stunned that the romney campaign wouldn't even wait till daybreak before pouncing on this story considering we didn't have confirmations of the death of the ambassador and others. >> chuc
-camera comment. that came before a planned announcement from president obama. nbc bay area's kris sanchez joins us from the newsroom. chris, the comments, protocol and perception, this could be a bit risky for governor romney. >> reporter: as you mentioned, the presidential candidate mitt romney was very quick to respond. too quick many people say. democrats and even some republicans say this was not the time for politics. in the rose garden this morning, president obama with secretary of state hillary clinton at his side condemned last night's killing of the american ambassador and three of his staff members and promised action. >> we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: now before the president ever issued that statement, mitt romney accused him of making an apology for american values and of sending mixed signals in the wake of the attac
president obama and mitt romney spent time fund raising in an effort to pump up their campaign war chest, with just 45 days remaining before the election. brian mooar, nbc news. >> mitt romney was at an event here on the peninsula. at a private home in hillsborough. he raised millions of dollars which he will will likely spend in the battleground states. both troe testers and romney sue 0 porters lined the street near the fund-raiser. >> he has a track record of success in terms of business and governance. >> the event was co-hosted by george schultz and meg whitman. romney's california tour continues, he's now in san diego. >>> on the other side of the aisle, house minority leader nancy pelosi was also home in the bay area today. of she made a stop at barack obama's campaign ofsz in san francisco. she expressed the importance of winning back the house majority. she also says democrats in the state need to get involved and use their political power to reelect the president. >> we don't take anything for granted, but we know that if we do our work door to door, mano y mano, neighborhood b
the rivals in the race for the white house. the u.s. consulate was still burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in cairo, then in benghazi, libya's number two city, well known to u.s. ambassador chris stevens. he was there when u.s. air raids prevented a massacre by moammar gadhafi. stevens reportedly braved the riot to help evacuate his people but was killed along with three colleagues. secretary of state clinton was chris stevens' friend. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: why the riots? clips had flooded the internet of an amateurish anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. as flags were lowered in washington, the tragedy went political. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> reporter: mitt romney blamed president obama for a statement by th
government over part of president obama's health care law. the retailer cause itself bib lickly founded business, in quotes, because of the all 500 stores nationwide are closed on sundays. hobby lobby says health care law's requirement to provide cu coverage for morning after pill and birth control is not constitutional. >> we cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with mandate. >> you don't have a right to not follow a general basing rule of law, because of your religious conscience. >>> companies seeking an injunction, religious based universities and schools asked for exemptions, retailer, prif business could be fined $1 million a day next year if it does not comply with the law. >>> a chaotic scene on the streets of los angeles. neighborhood yesterday as some bank robbers on the run started throwing cash out of the when dough of their suv. one woman called it a neighborhood stimulus package. she watched people scooping up the bills. look at that. it all came to an end. when a pickup truck blocked the suspect's car. they surrendered. the third high-speed chase in los angeles
obama is calling him a courageous representative of the united states. secretary of state hillary clinton say there is is profound sadness over his death. alison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> protestors climbed the embassy walls, they ripped down the american flag, and replaced it with an islamic banner. the embassy staff had already been evacuated ahead of that protest. >>> dramatic rescue at an overnight apartment fire in alameda. it started at about 1:00 this morning. the two story four unit building on pacific avenue you can see on fire. firefighters still at the scene this morning to make sure there are no flairups. when crews first arrived they saw the flames shooting from the roof of that apartment building and it took firefighters just about a half an hour to bring that fire under control but one firefighter had to race into the building to rescue a person in a wheelchair. >> captain was carrying that person out of the building and as we went in, there was additional people coming out and telling us that additional people might be trapped. >> no one was injured in
. this is what president obama told a spanish-speaking news station about the roo lag ship and the, dash and egypt. he says "i don't think we would consider the current egyptian government an ally but we don't consider them an enemy." the president went on to say the new government is a energy issue. >>> u.s. navy worships are on the move. two navy destroyers are off the coast of libya because of a precautionary plesh measure. all of this toms -- precautionary -- all of this comes -- because of a precautionary measure. officials want to know if that attack was coordinated to mark the september 11th anniversary. there are fueling reports that the film made are making them angry. >>> well, the attacks on the u.s. embassies and the consulate in libya could have a big effect on the elections. and mitt romney is being criticized for remarks he made shortly after the protest started the the -- protest started at the embassy. coming up for you at 7:15, what mitt romney is how saying about the attacks and how president obama is eroo -- is responding. >>> a public memorial service will be held th
obama denied a meeting with benjamin netanyahu later this month during a u.n. general assembly. but a white house spokesman said the men simply won't meet because of the president's hectic election schedule. both men spent an hour on the phone discussing iran's nuclear ambitions. yet yet netanyahu has urged the u.s. to take a stand on threatening iran's nuclear policies. >>> recent polls show the president and mitt romney essentially tied in nevada. the republican presidential nominee visited reno yesterday and spoke at the annual national guard convention. >> romney will be in our area tomorrow. he's holding a rally late tomorrow morning at van dyke park in fairfax. it begins at 11:35. the doors open at 9:00 a.m. the event is free and open to the public. the romney campaign is asking that you rsvp on the virginia page on the campaign's website. >>> and mitt romney's running mate focusing on a second campaign. paul ryan has begun running tv ads for his congressional re-election effort. he's spending $2 million this week on commercials in milwaukee and madison, wisconsin. it all
. protestors burned images of president obama and stomped on the american flag. no one was seriously hurt but the protest did cause gridlock in the city of roughly 4.5 million people. the demonstration was organized by the islamic movement of nigeria, a pro iranian group. >>> the big raider game in oakland, big giants game in san francisco. rosemary, how will the weather be? >> a fine day. numbers not as warm as we saw yesterday. but still looking good and this morning a mix of clouds out there bringing on a beautiful sunrise. sun rose just before 7:00 a.m. and will set right about 7:04. give ewing view there. filtered sunshine in the forecast for today. i will show you what's behind the high clouds coming up in a moment. you can see over the north bay we have mostly cloudy skies with mid-and high level clouds. we've got fog banked up right along the coast line. the marine layer about 1,000 feet. shallow and not really moving inland. that's with a we have in areas near pacifica and half moon bay this morning. visibility down in some cases. you can see the high clouds all the way down to a
in florida today. president obama will take part in a forum the day after mitt romney addressed the same audience. karen travers has more. >> reporter: romney cam -- campaign has tried to change the subject but that video is still dogging the republican contender. last night he was greeted in miami by this sign. at a forum he said he hasn't written off half of americans. >> my campaign is about the 100% in murk. and i'm concerned about them -- in america. and i'm concerned about the fact that over the past four years life has become harder for american. >> reporter: he faced tough questions on i am -- on immigration. president obama's policy allows young people brought by their parents to stay for now. >> for those already here undocumented brought by their parents and thereof, are illegal ail convince in this country my view is we should put in place a permanent solution. >> reporter: the univison moderator pressed him for specifics on what he would do with others here illegal limb >> are you going to deport them or not? i'm not clear. [ booing ] >> i have some friends apparently. i'm n
possible, president barack obama condemns the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya that claimed the life of a u.s. ambassador and three staffers. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. the u.s. ambassador killed in that attack has ties to our area. 52-year-old jay christopher stevens owns a home in chevy chase, maryland, and he served as the u.s. ambassador to libya. it is believed that a mob carried out the attack following the release of a film ridiculing islam's prophet muhammad. we get more information now from danielle nottingham. >> reporter: chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, was killed as the american consulate came under attack in benghazi. u.s. officials confirm stevens, information officer shawn smith and two other americans were killed as they tried to evacuate staff members from the complex. >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: gunmen armed with automatic weapons stormed the consulate overnight. the mob of mostly conservative muslims was protesting an americ
have been pointing out. i think president obama will address that issue as well. and again, there is some concern about how the united states' relationship will evolve moving forward with libya. i think you'll hear president obama address that as well. the fact that officials in libya so far have been cooperative with the united states. i think you're going to hear very strong words from the president when he speaks in just a few minutes. >> all right, kristen. thank you. at the white house this morning. >> busy morning around here. we want to get the other top stores. >> good morning. chicago's school system is at a standstill for a third day. nbc's kevin tibbles is there with the latest. >> reporter: a third straight day of empty classrooms, parents juggling jobs and kids, picketing on the street and still no end in sight. a sea of red in chicago as thousands of striking teachers crowd city streets in a massive show of solidarity. >> we did not pick this fight. we did not start this fight. >> reporter: while days of intense negotiating have people disagrees, kids will onc
, president obama declares justice will be done after a deadly attack at the u.s. embassy in libya. what we're learning tonight about the ambassador killed and his connections to the bay area. >>> we've uncovered more information about the anti-muslim video inciting all the violence in the middle east. and the video is so controversial, it's being blacked out in some countries. the story in your international headlines, next. >>> the wait is almost over for that new iphone. the iphone 5. but is the rush to get this new phone slowing down? back in a moment. most paints have color that sits on the surface. but nothing beats benjamin moore's color lock technology that locks color right in, no matter how often you wash it. color lock technology. exclusively from your benjamin moore retailer. win a design consultation with me, candice olson, at benjaminmooresweeps.com. >>> flags over the u.s. capital at half staff tonight in honor of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans killed during an attack on a diplomatic post in libya. house speaker john beoehner ordered the flags lowered
. >>> we have still developing news from overseas. president obama has confirmed the deaths of four americans in libya including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. here's his picture. he is a bay area native. he was killed while trying to escape a violent protest. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau. alison. >> reporter: dave, president obama calls chris stevens a courageous and exemplary representative of the united states. as you mentioned he grew up in the bay area and graduated from uc berkeley. steven and three others were killed in a rocket attack on the american consulate. their deaths came as protestors angry about an online film that is offensive to islam attacked u.s. compounds in libya and egypt. pictures from the scene are on cnn this morning and one analyst says he believes the killings are part of a plot against the u.s.. >> they not only attack the embassy but they have someone laying in wait to attack the ambassadors car. it's more than just a crowd going after attacking about a film. >> reporter: of course there are a lot of unanswered questions this
to ktvu.com and click on web links. >>>in 2012 election news, neither president obama or republican nominee mitt romney are campaigning today but their running mates are taking to the stage. vice president joe biden will rally in florida around 9:00 this morning. meanwhile, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is in new hampshire. this is not a live picture, but him at the event from this morning. despite the small size, new hampshire has become a key battle ground state. ryan was there just last week. the latest polls show the president ahead of mitt romney in nine battle ground states. mr. obama's biggest leads are in ohio, new hampshire, and iowa. of course, this could change in the weeks to come. the tightest races at this point are nevada and north carolina. the national average of those polled has president obama with a 49.5%, the potential vote 44% for romney. >>>in this weekend's presidential address president obama is calling on congress to help homeowners. >> last week mortgage rates were at historic lows. but instead of helping more and more hard working famil
this presidential election. >> the polls show romney is trailing in most of those states. president obama's campaign is launching a new ad. we go to denver with jan crawford. >> reporter: romney is trying to get back on his economic message after what even his own advisors concede was a terrible week. he put his focus on the economy and jobs and came out swinging at the president. >> this could be the state that takes it over the edge. >> reporter: campaigning in the swing state of colorado romney is keeping his focus on the economy and his message was forceful and specific. >> they don't understand small business. i do. not because i studied, built because i lived it. you have to be in business to under how to create jobs. >> reporter: he's looking to put last week behind him. on the campaign plane sunday night to denver romney told reporter he was buckling down, rejecting suggestions the race may be slipping away. >> we just keep on battling forward with our message. i don't pay a lot of attention to the day-to-day polls. they change a great deal. >> reporter: those polls now show president obama
in afghanistan. >>> new this morning, president obama says those responsible for the deaths of four americans at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya will be captured and says that attacks on american citizens will not be tolerated. >> as we mourn their loss, we must also send a clear and resolute message to the world. those who attack our people will find no escape from justice. we will not waiver in their pursuit. we will never allow anyone to shaict resolve of the united states of america. >> the president made those comments this morning in his weekly address. the president's staff says the events in libya will not affect his travel schedule. the president is scheduled to make stops, campaign stops, in ohio, new york, and florida this week. >>> well, republican presidential challenger mitt romney is also expected to continue with his campaign schedule this week. romney is slated to make stops in colorado, california, texas, and florida. at an event in ohio, romney condemned the antiislam film that has prompted protest around the world, but said a lack of leadership from the president is
. in the meantime, two navy warships are being positioned off libya's coast awaiting orders. president obama telling libya's president last night that the country must help the u.s. keep americans there safe. anti-american demonstrations have spread beyond libya and egypt. we will bring you any developments throughout the morning. and then at 8:35, we'll be talking about stability in the middle east with senator john mccain. le also our special series on the future of finance continues this morning. today's headliner is former who are began stanley chairman and ceo phil parcel. and r. a phil is cautioning that the comments aren't black and white. he'll explain what he thinks about the controversial topic of breaking up the big banks. >>> of course the fed may be the biggest news of the day. many expecting the central bank to launch that third round of quantitative he quantitative easing. the decision announced at 12:30. and then better bernanke will hold a news conference at 2:15 and we'll have complete coverage. another central bank already making an announcement, south korea holding interest rates
muller. rob nelson is on assignment. >> i'm paula faris on this thursday. president obama has tough new words about the attack. we'll get the latest in a moment. >>> also this half hour, a different kind of security breach at kennedy airport. as 100,000 mini bottles of booze, they're gone. they're missing. >> 100,000 of the little bottles? >> yeah, now airport workers right there they're under arrest. >> then now, you see it now you don't. incredible shrinking product. giving you less for your dollar. and what we are going to tell you about saving at the supermarket. >> we shared this yesterday. a lot of you weighed in on facebook. you have some great money saving tips. one took me by surprise. we will share it. >> i look forward to that. >>> later, it turns out, heidi klum is getting cozy with the help. new revelations about her divorce and relationship with her bodyguard in "the skinny." she divulged that on katie's new show. >> all right, let's get right to it. >>> first off, a u.s. destroyer now off the coast of libya and a second is on the way in response to that deadly attack on a
. >>> and we're interrupting right now because president obama is about to speak in the rose garden about the violence in libya overnight. four americans have been killed, including the ambassador, j. christopher stevens, the first u.s. ambassador killed since 1979. going to take a quick break, come back with a special report. >>> this is an abc special report. >>> good morning, i'm george stephanopoulos. the president is about to speak in the white house rose garden about the violence in libya overnight. four americans killed, including the u.s. ambassador. a group of armed and angry militants attacked the consulate there. they appear to have had rockets. they set the place on fire. several americans inside were being guarded by the libyan security. the ambassador and three other americans, including an information officer, have been killed. it was sparked by an anti-muslim film created by a manleying in california. the president put out a written statement condemning the attacks, ordering increased security at posts around the world. jake tapper is at the white house right now. >> hello
fund. >> the obama administration is bracing for more violent protests at u.s. diplomatic missions in the muslim world following friday weekly prayers. angry demonstrators against an anti-islamic film continue in egypt yesterday. protestors were facing off egyptian forces. meantime, this is what is left. u.s. consulate in libya after it was attacked by militants. it killed the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. two of the three americans were former navy seals who lived in san diego county. libyan government announced it has arrested several of the militants they believe were responsible for the attacks. >> kristen: we spoke to one of ambassador chris stevens closest friends. he is a u.n. mediator who worked with stevens in libya. he is a visiting scholar at u.c. berkeley. he described his friend as humanist. >> chris is one of those people as with many of us who work in 24 th line of work that have interested in culture. languages the he puts pride a lot in understanding the culture. he was born to this work. >> kristen: stevens was the first u.s. ambassador to die in an attack since
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